Red, White, and Green Fireworks Spectacular
Holiday fireworks fill skies for 2nd year in Ephraim
EPHRAIM—Families bundled up to stay warm on Friday night while they enjoyed Ephraim’s 2nd Annual Red, White and Green Firework Spectacular.
Festivities began at 6 p.m. with the Ephraim City Light Parade on Main Street, a community favorite that has been going on for years.
After the lit up cars and children made their way to the end of the parade, the community navigated to the Greenwood Center to warm up with cocoa, and little ones happily waited in line to sit on Santa’s lap.
Afterward, the sky was lit up at 7:15 p.m. in a synchronized and choreographed Firework Spectacular, a show that was orchestrated to the beat of Christmas music.
The origins of the festival go back to when Justin Osmond, son of Merrill Osmond, saw his father put on a firework show 30 years ago when he was a young boy.
Two years ago, Osmond was assigned to oversee and direct activities for his LDS Stake, which included a firework show.
So what began as a church activity turned into a community event.
“I wanted to bring that same form of Christmas magic to our little town of Ephraim,” he said. “I knew this would get everyone excited and into the Christmas spirit, just like it did for me when I was a little boy.”
He says he hopes this unique event will continue for years to come, with the help of “our wonderful sponsors and community partners.”